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MRC Trainings and Resources

MRC units have shared a wealth of resources across the network! This resource matrix is NACCHO's central repository of e-learning courses, recorded and upcoming webinars, and other toolkits that are beneficial to MRC units nationwide. Don't see your favorite resource here? Email us at mrc@naccho.org to let us know and we will include it.

 
E-Learning Courses
 
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Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Take courses in psychological first aid, military families, and more. More »
 
 
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Columbia Regional Learning Center

Columbia’s Regional Learning Center offers online courses covering medical countermeasure dispensing, preparedness fundamentals, mass care, mental health, and more.

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Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service

The Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service offers online courses related to emergency medical services, health sciences, leadership and management, and others

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The University of Minnesota's Avian Influenza Modules
The Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance at the University of Minnesota offers three free, e-learning training series: pH1N1 2009 Influenza, Avian Influenza, and General Influenza. More »
 
 
Recorded Webinars
 
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Volunteers: Vital Partners in Public Health Emergency Response
NACCHO and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a free webinar that brought together presenters from the MRC and the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) to provide local and national perspectives on volunteer management. More »
 
 
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Public Health Emergencies: Opportunities and Challenges for Collaboration with State and Local Public Health

This webinar provides a brief overview of the functioning of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlight collaborative efforts between health departments and FQHCs, and explore opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs.

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Working Together: Federal Plans for Medical Countermeasure Use in Public Health Emergencies and Their Impact on the Public Health Community

This webinar is designed to increase knowledge about the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) and its recently released 2012 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Webinar: “Meeting the Needs of Latino Communities in Emergency Preparedness”

FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division's webinar provides information on how to build inclusive emergency programs and foster an ongoing dialogue, interest and participation in disaster preparedness with Latino communities.

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Childhood Immunization as a Tool to Address Health Disparities

This session of Grand Rounds explored ways that immunization efforts have served to reduce disparities in childhood infectious diseases, demonstrating an effective and cost-effective tool for advancing health equity.

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Children and Nature Initiative: Rx for Outdoor Activity

Viewers will learn about the link between childhood obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, the scientific basis for the physical and mental health benefits of nature, and how to connect children and families to nature sites for outdoor activity.

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Toolkits and Resources
 
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Advanced Practice Center Products
The Advanced Practice Centers Program provides over 100 free public health preparedness resources that can be easily implemented by any local health official. More »
 
 
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Protecting Americans in the 21st Century: Priorities for 2012 and Beyond

This document emphasizes the developing hazards that the public faces, and calls for collaboration among a variety of sectors to best serve the safety, security, and health of our communities. MRC units will benefit from the outline of major threats and can see the areas where their resources are best served based on the hazards addressed in this document.

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American Medical Association "Planning for Transportation after Medical Services" Pocket Guide
NACCHO has partnered with the American Medical Association to distribute a pocket guide entitled, "Planning for Transportation after Medical Services." This guide helps to enhance public health planning and encourages community medical professionals to connect ill patients with critical transportation services.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Response Template Toolkit
This toolkit features public education materials and nearly 20 publications that MRC units can use in their disaster behavioral health response. Many of the sample materials have been used in previous disaster situations across the country and can be adapted for future use. More »
 
 
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SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series Resource Collections

The SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series contains resource collections and toolkits pertinent to disaster behavioral health and has been developed as an MRC-specific tool. This resource guide targets specific populations, types of disasters, and other topics related to all-hazards disaster behavioral health preparedness and response.

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Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, v2.1
The guidance provides concise practical but mainly non-technical guidance on how to ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies. More »
 
 
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Access to Emergency Alerts for People with Disabilities
The Access to Emergency Alerts project unites emergency alert providers, local information resources, telecommunications industry and public broadcasting representatives, and consumers in a collaborative effort to research and disseminate replicable approaches to make emergency warnings accessible. More »
 
 
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National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities
The National Resource Center on Diversity Preparedness is a clearinghouse of information on emergency preparedness in culturally diverse communities. More »
 
 
NACCHO Resources
 
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MRC In Touch and In Focus Newsletters
Published by NACCHO, MRC In Focus and MRC In Touch are resources to help link MRC units, partners, and communities. These newsletters serve as a conduit for information about what the MRC is doing at the national, regional, state, and local levels. More »
 
 
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The Medical Reserve Corps: A Valuable Asset to Local Health Departments
NACCHO's factsheet shares how local health departments can work with the MRC to augment existing public health infrastructure and response capabilities. More »
 
 
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Statement of Policy: Inclusion of the Medical Reserve Corps in Public Health, Preparedness, and Response Activities
NACCHO's policy statement urges local health departments to sponsor or partner with an MRC unit and utilize the volunteer capacity for both emergency and day-to-day public health activities. More »
 
 
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Building Partnerships before a Disaster Strikes
This issue brief provides emergency management personnel with practical information to build and strengthen partnerships prior to crises. The brief also features the Corpus Christi-Nueces County MRC's Intentional Food Contamination Tabletop Exercise as an example of developing effective early partnerships. More »
 
 
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MRC Short Promo Video
The MRC one-minute public service announcement can be shared with the public to recruit new volunteers. More »
 
 
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MRC Long Promo Video
This six-minute video can be used to educate political and business leaders, partners, stakeholders, and the public about the role of the MRC in communities nationwide. More »
 
 
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GIS Map of Local Health Departments with MRC Units
NACCHO developed this GIS map to illustrate the relationship between local health departments and MRC units across the United States. More »
 
 
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Psychological First Aid
Learn how to help people cope during disasters and public health emergencies. More »
 
 
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Psychological First Aid: Medical Reserve Corps Field Operations Guide
This resource offers MRC-specific information on conducting Psychological First Aid. More »
 
 
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Harvard School of Public Health’s MRC Toolkit—Evaluation Toolkit for the Deployment of MRC Units during Flu Clinics and Other Public Health Activities
Use this toolkit to assess the effectiveness and impact of engaging volunteers in public health activities. More »
 
 
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MRC Train 101 Video
Learn how to get started using MRC-Train. More »
 
 
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MRC Webinar Series
Learn the basics of starting with the MRC. More »
 

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